Saloni Shah is a food and agriculture analyst at the Breakthrough Institute. She studies the environmental and economic impacts of alternative proteins and develops recommendations for how the federal government can accelerate the technological development of the industry. She has spoken on the importance of government R&D for alternative proteins as part of a Congressional Briefing and has worked with an international group of non-profis to define a global innovation policy framework for alternative proteins as part of the UN Food Systems Summit. She is interested in understanding the social, economic, and political dimensions of alternative protein production and is hopeful for a future where affordable, sustainable, and nutritious protein is available. She became interested in the sector due to its potential to transform the food system.
Saloni has a combined BA/MS in Environmental Science and Analysis from Boston University.